Director Lance Oppenheim joins Biscuit

Production company Biscuit Filmworks has welcomed acclaimed filmmaker Lance Oppenheim to its roster of talent. Oppenheim is renowned for crafting candy-colored documentaries that blend nonfiction storytelling humor with heightened, cinematic formalism. His films are layered with humanity and flourishes of the surreal.  Inspired by the larger-than-life stories that unfolded around him in his native South … Continue reading “Director Lance Oppenheim joins Biscuit”

SixTwentySix adds director Jonathan Salmon

SixTwentySix has welcomed director Jonathan Salmon to their roster for commercial, music video, and longform work.  This marks the young filmmaker’s first US formal representation. Born and bred in Seattle, Salmon is a self-taught talent who discovered an affinity and gift for art and film in his early 20s during a project collaboration with a … Continue reading “SixTwentySix adds director Jonathan Salmon”

Critics Choice Awards announce winners

We now have a fairly good idea about who will be in the running for the Oscars when the nominations are announced on January 24. Last night, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the winners of the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards LIVE on The CW. Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the star-studded gala was held … Continue reading “Critics Choice Awards announce winners”

Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022. Winners will be honored at the 2023 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 5, 2023. After wins at the Golden Globes and nominations … Continue reading “Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms”

The Bear, Andor, The Batman among SAG noms

Nominees for the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honoring outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances for the past year were announced this morning by Ashley Park (Emily in Paris) and Haley Lu Richardson (The White Lotus) via Instagram Live. Among the TV nominees are Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul, Adam Scott for Severance, Jeremy Allen White who just won … Continue reading “The Bear, Andor, The Batman among SAG noms”

Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms

Aaaand Awards Season has begun. Actually, it began last year, but now we have nominations. The Motion Picture Sound Editors today revealed the nominations for its 70th annual Golden Reel Awards in categories spanning feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment and student productions with Everything Everywhere All At Once Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis among the nominees. … Continue reading “Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms”

2022 in Review: The best TV series

Let’s be super real here. 2022 was a ridiculously great year for TV series. Although we can stream an episode whenever we want, this year’s crop of shows gave us compelling reasons to stop everything we were doing in order to see the newest episode the moment it dropped. Who thought that we could get … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The best TV series”

2022 in Review: The best campaigns of the year

I love advertising. No, really. Even in this day and age of advertising-free streaming, I do love seeing the genius and hard work of an agency, a creative team, and a production company come together. My origin story began in advertising. And I know firsthand it’s hard AF to get a good ad out of … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The best campaigns of the year”

Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations

The nominees of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The Banshees of Isherin and Abbott Elementary lead the nominees with 8 and 5 respectively. Searchlight Pictures led all studios with 12 nominations and HBO Max and Netflix tied at 14 apiece. The nominations were announced … Continue reading “Golden Globes 2023: See full list of nominations”

Ally Financial teams with Anomaly for lyrical campaign

Ally Financial has dropped a new multimedia campaign from its agency of record Anomaly that creates a better way to educate, demonstrating the power of getting smart about money by speaking to Gen Z and other audiences through a platform they understand: TikTok.  As inflation and recession fears rise, the massive gap in financial education … Continue reading “Ally Financial teams with Anomaly for lyrical campaign”

Rings of Power adds new cast members for S2

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power may not return in 2023, but it is already in production for a second season. Now, the hit Amazon Primes series has announced seven new recurring cast members for the forthcoming second season, currently in production in the UK. “Since its premiere, The Lord of the Rings: The … Continue reading “Rings of Power adds new cast members for S2”

M. Night Shyamalan receives all $5 million in tax credits set aside for smaller indie filmmakers

Last summer, Harrisburg expanded Pennsylvania’s film tax credit by 43%, which took the amount up to $100 million. This move was applauded by big productions such as HBO’s Mare of Easttown. But what really got filmmakers’ attention was the $5 million the Pennsylvania capitol set aside for local production companies and indie filmmakers However, things … Continue reading “M. Night Shyamalan receives all $5 million in tax credits set aside for smaller indie filmmakers”

Liz Feldman says darkness inspired Dead to Me

Netflix has just released the third and final season of its award-winning series, Dead to Me and after streaming all of the episodes, I am already missing the quirky series about Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini). It’s almost impossible not to love the two previous seasons of a series that explores women’s dark … Continue reading “Liz Feldman says darkness inspired Dead to Me”

Snow hits Buenos Aires in AirPods Pro spot

This Christmas, Apple celebrates the joy of shared experiences with the all-new AirPods Pro and its audio-sharing feature.  The AirPods audio sharing feature pairs two sets of AirPods to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV to share music, podcasts, and other audio streams.  In contrast to a cold winter scene, TBWA\Media Arts Lab’s … Continue reading “Snow hits Buenos Aires in AirPods Pro spot”

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me takes a candid look at mental health

I never really knew that much about multi-talented actress and entertainer, Selena Gomez. When my daughters were younger, I knew her as the cute and quirky co-star of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and then, the lead of Wizards of Waverly Place. Then as Gomez grew into adulthood, she joined the long line of young women … Continue reading “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me takes a candid look at mental health”

Sensei Chop drops single and video for ISO Hittin

Atlanta-born filmmaker and music artist Sensei Chop has unveiled his latest single and video, ISO Hittin feat. Daygo Fatts. The new single is available on Amazon and Spotify. About the song, Chop comments, “My song titles are camera terminology-themed. My last song Expensive Glass was in reference to camera lenses. ISO is the camera’s sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO … Continue reading “Sensei Chop drops single and video for ISO Hittin”

Kesha conjures paranormal in new Travel Channel series

Conjuring Kesha season one premieres on the Travel Channel for Ghostober this month with help from global content production company, Hometeam. The series revisits the supernatural road trip from last year featuring her closest industry friends including Whitney Cummings, Betty Who, GaTa, Jojo Fletcher, Karen Elson, and Big Freedia, who were personally invited to investigate life’s greatest … Continue reading “Kesha conjures paranormal in new Travel Channel series”

23rd annual Ojai Film Festival returns as hybrid

Early November is a busy month in Los Angeles for film festivals. The Ojai Film Festival returns November 3-20, 2022 for its 23rd year with both in-person and virtual events, celebrating the works of filmmakers from around the world. The official festival schedule includes 84 selected films (varying from features, shorts, documentaries, and animated films), over a … Continue reading “23rd annual Ojai Film Festival returns as hybrid”

Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3

FilmLA today issued an update regarding regional filming activity in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. The film office partner reported a total of 9,066 Shoot Days (SD) in the third quarter (“Q3”), which covers the period between July 1 through September 30, 2022. This is down -10.5 percent from the same period last year … Continue reading “Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3”

Telly Awards launches 44th call for entries

The Telly Awards is embracing the idea of standing out above the rest across the creative landscape by launching its 44th annual call for entries with a simple, yet profound call-to-action: “Break Through the Static.”  Regarding the meaning behind the new campaign slogan, The Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje explains, “This year’s theme signifies … Continue reading “Telly Awards launches 44th call for entries”